Pannepot | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Fisherman's Ale is a dark ale brewed with spices. Pannepot is a term that describes the Fishing Boats from the village of De Panne. Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:99, IBU:27, OG:1100, FG:1025, ABV:10%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,392
Reviews:
838
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
460
For Trade:
31
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Photo of Nugganooch
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2fl oz bottle with my Urge SDBW goblet style glass
First had this on 10/12/15 – 2014 vintage

Pour is dark russet brown that is virtually opaque. A thin mousse-like layer of dark khaki foam forms over before eventually settling out into a small crown. Only a few dots and mild stick noted. Has as similar look to root beer with a higher viscosity on it.
Tons of jammy dark fruits like fig, plum, and cherry with nutty dark bread, oak, and mild chocolate. Like rum soaked spice cake. I get lots of confectionery spice and a subdued alcohol note. Dark caramel-toffee, nougat, licorice, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are all present. Lightly woodsy with some earthy mineral notes. This has a deep kettle cooked stone fruit flavor to it with highlights of fig, cherry, dates and plum along with a generous amount of spices added. Gobs of gooey toffee nougat and cinnamon spice bread are corralled by a peppery spike of mild roast bitterness on the palate that contains a bit of that maltose jolt. Flashes of nutty milk chocolates, earthy woods, minerals and a touch of phenolic yeast in the finish. Semi-moderate thickness and lightly tacky but with a nice even carbonation lifting the body into a more manageable status. Slight dryness and thinner in the exit. Impressive for its size and the amount of deep malt flavor developed here.

Overall a solid Quad but I still favor Westy & St. Bernardus to this. A little too heavy handed on the spice and overall malt sweetness.

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Photo of mick303
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lovely beer for a winter evening. 2011 vintage, been aging it for a few years now and decided to bring out to start 2017. Rich stewed fruit aromas, herbal notes, leather, rich brandy notes. Soft carbonation, rich and sweet but with a touch of acidity which is nice. Very smooth and not cloying but with a rich complexity. Very dark in color, near black. Glad to be able to try such a delicious and esteemed brew.

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Photo of Dazka
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shogun250
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdaddymick
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The reviews don't lie. This is a marvelous beer. Meticulously balanced with just the right amount of herby notes that work in sync with the moderate carbonation that really opens up the beer. An absolutely pleasure to drink

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Photo of tigg924
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2016 vintage. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is raisin, plum, prune, baker's chocolate, and alcohol. Medium heavy bodied, sweet, moderate carbonation. Right up there with the very best quads I have had. Super smooth and very pleasantly flavored. I love the way the flavors easily blend together with this one. I want to find this again.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of groleau
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nerdboy19
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jason0309
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LocusSolus
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brp94
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weixiaobao
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: 2013 vintage on the label with a date of 28|03|14 on the bottle. I guess it's a 2013 vintage released in 2014? Almost cola like coloring. Barely any head. Lots of floaties.
S: Fairly boozy. Reminds me of the Trader Joe's Vintage Ales from Unibroue released every year. That another dark ale "brewed with spices." A bit of sweetness and a bit of vegetable-ness.
T: Chewy molasses caramel up front with herbal/medicinal tones in the back. That doesn't sound nice, but it is.
F: I'm not feeling as floored by this one like I do when I have a Rochefort 10 or other regal Belgian quads.
O: I bought this 2013 vintage in 2015 and aged it a year before consuming. I decided to bust it out when the other day I saw the same store I bought mine selling 2010 bottles. A fun brew that doesn't have quite the fame or mystique of some of the other big boy quads. Something every Belgian beer nerd should notch.

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Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDell
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Songminx2
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Supergenou
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pannepot from De Struise Brouwers
4.33 out of 5 based on 2,392 ratings.
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